Take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration.

Book with the British Council and you will receive:

  • Free access to a last minute preparation course 'Road to IELTS': which includes nine videos giving advice and tutorials, 100 interactive activities and two IELTS practice tests for each of the four skills. 
  • Convenient dates and locations: we have multiple test locations in countries all around the world. There are more than 800 official British Council IELTS test centres, all of which are conveniently located and have modern facilities. You can also take IELTS Academic from the comfort of your home with IELTS Online*.
  • Five extra Test Report Forms for free: we send these free of charge to institutions you’re applying to (e.g. immigration offices, universities, etc.). If you have taken IELTS Online, you will receive your results electronically only. You can print your electronic Test Result Form to send it to the organisations you are applying to or you can send it via email.
  • Easy booking and friendly, professional staff: you can book the test online or in person with convenient payment options. Our experienced staff will help you every step of the way to make sure that your IELTS journey runs smoothly.

*IELTS Online is currently available in Hong Kong and Italy.

To book direct with the British Council, simply choose your country/territory from the dropdown above.